Motech Lays Off Over 300 Foreign Workers

Following closure of its crystal-growth plant in June and major loss in Q2, announced in August, Motech Industries, Taiwan's leading solar energy firm, laid off some 300 foreign laborers by revoking employment contracts ahead of schedule in.. more

Norwegian Unmanned Sailboat Crosses the Atlantic on Wind and PV Power

Norwegian unmanned sailboat "Sailbuoy" recently successfully crossed the Atlantic traveling 5,100 kilometers in 80 days on wind and PV power, marking a milestone for application of PV power and auto piloting technology in shipping and.. more

EnergyTrend Launches "Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report"

Taiwan develops its solar energy system starting from rooftop projects and then moves toward ground-mounted PV power plants. Development of rooftop PV projects has been steadily on its track. Within the framework of Taiwan government's 20 GW solar goal by 2025, the .. more

Sony Pledges to Consume Only Green Certified Electricity by 2040

Sony Corp., the global technology giant based in Japan, announced on 10 September that it has joined the Global Initiative RE100 and will be raising the share of renewable generation in its power usage from the current level of 7% to 100% by 2.. more

Major Breakthrough of Perovskite Solar Cell: Power Conversion Efficiency Rose to 20% and Water-induced Degradation Issue Was Solved

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs)have great potential because its power conversion efficiency can nearly match that of traditional silicon solar cell. However, there are two problems of perovskite: it is mechanically fragile and is degraded when expo.. more

Streamlined Application Procedure Will Facilitate Renewable-Energy Investments

A complete application procedure for investments in renewable energy has been put in place, which, in combination with the setup of a coordinated screening operation, establishment of exemplary private green-power devices in remote areas and funding .. more

PV Power Rate In for Sharp Drop

Thanks to continuing cost reduction, PV power has been undergoing a rapid transformation into a cheap energy, as a result of which Wood Mackenzie, a market information body, predicts that accumulated global PV power capacities would top 1 teraw.. more

NSP's Revenue Considerably Increased in August due to Module and Power Plant Sales; Merger Will Be Finished in October

Solar PV cell manufacturer Neo Solar Power (NSP)'s revenue in August increased more than 80% because of income from solar modules and power plants. For the merger of three companies Gintech, NSP and Solartech, these three compan.. more

Research: Mega-scale Construction of Solar Power Plants and Wind Farms in the Desert Will Increase Local Rainfall

Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power reduce humans' dependence on fossil fuels. This is an attempt to curb carbon emissions. A new study now shows that if solar panels and wind turbines are built on a large scale in the desert,.. more

Africa Pushing Renewable Energy and Micro-grids

African nations have been pushing vigorously renewable energies, including PV power, wind power, and hydraulic power, in order to solve chronic power shortage, as 640 million African people, or two thirds of the continent's population, are sti.. more